Scholarships Change Lives | Campus Tour 2019
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My grades in high school were not get it all, and I used that as the reason why I wasn't succeeding then and I wasn't going to succeed. Well, I didn't really know it at the time, But I had dyslexia since I figured that out that I was dyslexic. I kind of like, pushed myself and my mom helped me a lot and and I've been ableto work around those skills. So when I figured out St Martin's was a small school and they have a lot of resource is to help my high school like told me that, Hey, St Martin's is a great place for you to go, and we really think that you have a ton of success there. I graduated in 2005 and I chose St Martin's University because of the people I met of just looking at the college Brad Cooper, being number one, that it just made me feel comfortable. He was an assistant coach here, and he offered me a full scholarship to St Martin's. I just thought about that and all the options I could have gone And just say moms, I'm Kaylie Prentiss. I graduated in the class of 2008 when I applied to St Martin's. I received the valedictorian scholarship, which was a four year full tuition scholarship, taking that burden off of myself for future loans, taking it off of my parents for worrying about how they're gonna pay for college. It made the end of my senior year of high school seem like a breeze because I knew I had four years of college paid for So during my time at St Martin's, um, initially I had a little trouble adapting to, um, call A July actually went on academic probation. I think I had about a 2.9 g p a. But actually, after the spring, uh, freshman year, then I found a niche of something I could hold onto. Um, was track and then great started going up quite a bit. As I developed through school and found my major being business administration, the courses seemed to click a lot more. The biggest thing from my four years has been my advisor Genet bureau guy gets like That was a huge turning point in my college career and just in life in general, her helping me to find the right degree to graduate in and to do it in four years, I didn't have to get accommodated with computer science. There's no like dyslexia showing up in the code or any that I didn't have that problem so kind of stuck with that. If it made me feel normal, I think being in a smaller community where you are able to be heard easier, where people know who you are at value, your input on things gives you the confidence to I have ideas and pursue things you might not normally pursue. One of the big takeaway Cem from college was specifically to give back. I was given abundance through school through this community and trying to give back and serve however I can. When we think about giving a scholarship and making an impact in one person's life and changing potentially that person's life going forward and all the other people that could be affected by that, it's really profound tow us to be able Thio to make that contribution to make that change. I hope that scholarship is that tipping point point that really gives them the opportunity to do the change that you know we're given.